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Written on 21.04.2018 by julio villarroel mauna

@John Stahr;
Best comment :-D

Written on 21.04.2018 by AWspicious13

Grant Bush is correct!!!

And here is the original uploading of this photo by FA member "nearLAX" five (5) years ago...

Written on 21.04.2018 by cliff731


Written on 21.04.2018 by Brian Buckley

Hello Jack, no the shot is from the ground. Planes are comming up from the east and banking away first to the right and directly after this to the left of the runway at Leeuwarden airbase The Netherlands.

Written on 21.04.2018 by arnold schotten

Actually this was not photoshopped. This was an actual flight formation from an airshow I attended.

Written on 21.04.2018 by Loc Pham

thank you Cade!!!
much better than the new Lufthansa livery!!

Written on 21.04.2018 by Uwe Zinke

Hallo Thorsten,
ich habe selbst schon viele spektakuläre Momente eingefangen, die gelegentlich für Diskussionen sorgten.
Über lange Brennweite lassen sich unglaubliche Sachen einfangen.
Kannst Du was zu ISO, Blende und Verschlusszeit zu dem Foto sagen. Brennweite war gewiss 400mm. Ich würde auf hohe ISO tippen, um die Verschlusszeit runter zu bekommen. Das würde dann einige Bildeffekte durch Entrauschen erklären.....naja...die Knippserei soll Spass machen, keinen Stress verursachen :-)
Ich bin immer ziemlich neugierug und auch fair genug, eigene Fehleinschätzung zu korrigieren. MAn lernt nie aus, seine Sinne zu eichen :-)
Gruss Sven.

Written on 21.04.2018 by sven vollert

thank you Leland!

Written on 21.04.2018 by Uwe Zinke

Million stars if I could.... Awesome lighting!!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Cade Emtage

Awesome shot! The wheels are off the line though Mr. WJA pilot.... 5*

Written on 20.04.2018 by Cade Emtage

One of the most peaceful activities in aviation - soaring!

Written on 20.04.2018 by OCsailor

best viewed in "full".

Written on 20.04.2018 by peterjp5

Who's betting a gust of wind will send this into someones head, or crash into a car? either way a bad idea and it will never really work out.

Written on 20.04.2018 by peterjp5

Super shot, Mark! I guess to be totally accurate, we should call this an MD-10 rather than a DC-10. I'm a retired FedEx pilot and am pretty sure I have this tail in my logbook :-). I can't remember the exact date, but we transitioned our DC-10 fleet to MD-10S quite awhile ago. No matter what you call it, it is a beautiful machine!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Doug Brower

definitely a photo I have been waiting for. Glad I got to go and see them fly! 5*.

Written on 20.04.2018 by peterjp5


Written on 20.04.2018 by qooluoop

Thanks for saving this superb color snap, nice save Gary,,

Written on 20.04.2018 by Ned Gehringer

Boeing engines are the best. Love you all.

Written on 20.04.2018 by Daniel Okogbo

Nice photo, but it's not a 747.

Written on 20.04.2018 by Dewey3

This is a copy of one of the good ones from KLAX, look at the FlightAware logo in the bottom right, it looks duplicated because it is!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Grant Bush

Especially good spot to view arrivals (on 24R) from points north or over the Pacific. The parallel runway 24L is usually used for departures.

Flights arriving from the east coast more often than not land on one of the southern runways (usually 25L).

Written on 20.04.2018 by Steven Coker

Sorry, got mixed up.... thanks!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Cade Emtage

Thank you!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Ché Stuart

Great shot!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Eric Shepherd

My late father-in-law flew these out of Walker Air Force Base in Arizona. He talked for hours about these planes. He was there when Jimmy Stewart visited the base and rode with them for a check-out ride. He said it would out-turn a jet fighter. Long missions were the norm (13 hours) and they once had to do one without autopilot!
Check out "6 turning and 4 burning". It's a short film about B-36's out of Walker.

Written on 20.04.2018 by Lucius Gravely

Excelente foto!!!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Marcelo Oscar Flammini


Written on 20.04.2018 by ANGELO DROUTSAS

Takeoff for sure!

Written on 20.04.2018 by ANGELO DROUTSAS

Thanks, now I'm craving one, make that two doubles please!

Written on 20.04.2018 by ANGELO DROUTSAS

Spellchecker got you.

Written on 20.04.2018 by John Gerty

Ospreys are just to provide air cover for the VH-60. Look at it's rear door (aka gunner door).

BTW, this is the VH-60

Written on 20.04.2018 by SoNic67

Thank you very much mate!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Ché Stuart

The public can enjoy the experience of boarding an RB-36 (Recon version) twice a year at Castle (AFB) Air Museum in CA ( They have open cockpit days on Memorial and Labor Days, and you can climb into the forward compartments (Navigator/Radar, Radio room, Flight deck). It's pretty special. Highly recommended. Normal crew numbered 13, but the RB-36 had 2x that to support a large photo studio compartment behind the radio room in place of the forward bomb bay.

Written on 20.04.2018 by John Turanin

With the parallel runway 16R-34L closed, everything arriving and departing came right by me. It was sunny but I wasn't concerned about being sunburned; any closer and I'd have been "blastburned." (lol)

Written on 20.04.2018 by Gary Schenauer

Undisturbed air-flow over the entire wing, great aeronautical engineering. But, the engines, P&W R4360 28 cylinder in 4 rows, largest cu in displacement aviation engine ever, was actually built to face forward, so it had heating issues. Dedicated crew member just to fiddle with the engines! Saw the prop in a museum, its unbelievable the size of that sucker. Must weigh a ton~!

Written on 20.04.2018 by alan mistrater

Having grown up in Wichita, I saw many great planes overhead - one B-29 going over and once a B-36. We saw B-47s and B-52s fresh out of the factory with hand painted numbers on their tails taking maiden test flights.

Written on 20.04.2018 by Ronald D Carter

Sadly, yes, I remember it well. :(

Written on 20.04.2018 by Savannah Ford


Written on 20.04.2018 by shrudini

Remember VALUE JET and the FL Everglades

Written on 20.04.2018 by Charles Peele

HI Frank, at the far right of the image you can just make out the puff of smoke from the initial touchdown, also the wheels closest to us in this shot don't have their usual extreme angle while they hang under the plane suggesting they've touched down previously. It seems the pilot pulled back on the yoke to keep the nose wheel up and actually got airborne again. Thanks for the comment!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Mark Thomas

>I can think of Beechcraft Starship and Piaggio Avanti<

...and the aft engine of the Cessna 336 Skymaster.

Written on 20.04.2018 by mherlich

The B-36 was a graceful thing to see in the sky, but yes, they mostly flew at night. There were many unusual things about this aircraft but to me the most unusual was it's sound. It is difficult to explain but once you heard one, you never forgot it.

Written on 20.04.2018 by Martin Coddington


Written on 20.04.2018 by Greg Byington

Sorry, Mark. I must have thought I was replying to Uwe. In German, "bitte" literally means "please," but it is also used to say "you're welcome."

Written on 20.04.2018 by Greg Byington

Great foto Uwe!

Written on 20.04.2018 by LELAND SCHMIDT

Yeah, not a bad shot, but Gary is right. This is an EC-135J, Stratotanker, SN: 63-8057. It is at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ, but the museum is not an airport so doesn't have any kind of code for one. The closest airport is KDMA which is where the Air Force "boneyard" is. Also, from the PASM website:

Developed from the Model 367-80 airliner prototype the KC-135 and 707 are two of Boeing's most famous products. The KC-135 was designed based on an Air Force requirement for a high speed jet tanker capable of refueling the then latest generation of jet fighters and bombers. The KC-97s then in use required the jets to fly at very low speeds while the tanker struggled to fly as fast as possible. The KC-135 allowed both the tanker and the receiver aircraft to fly comfortably in the middle of their flight envelopes rather than at the edges. The EC-135B version of the Stratotanker was designed from the beginning as an airborne command post. For nearly forty years one of these aircraft was airborne at all times to provide command and control of the United States' nuclear forces in the event of a surprise attack. The primary external differences between these aircraft and the standard tankers are the large number of communications antennae along the top of the fuselage and the addition of a refueling receptacle above the cockpit. In the mid-1960s this aircraft and two others were modified to EC-135J standards. Under the code name "Silver Dollar" they were assigned to Andrews AFB and were intended for use by the President as his airborne command post in the event of nuclear war.

Wingspan: 130 ft 10 in
Length: 136 ft 3 in
Height: 38 ft 4 in
Weight: 297,000 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed: 552 mph
Range: 3,000 miles
Engines: 4 Pratt& Whitney TF-33-P-9 turbofans, 13,740 lbs. thrust each
Crew: 29

Written on 20.04.2018 by Greg Byington

How did you get this shot? Air to Air?

Written on 20.04.2018 by Jack Jouett

Yup, what Cade said!

Written on 20.04.2018 by Greg Byington

Not a -200. its the -8F. Worked on this one before.

Written on 20.04.2018 by chuck martin

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